VC BSU Warns New Students Against Cultism Other Vices
From Msughshima Andrew, Makurdi.
Benue State University Makurdi, Friday, matriculated 5,770 students into its various undergraduate programmes.
Speaking during its 26th matriculation ceremony, Vice Chancellor of the University, Moses Kembe said out of the 28,390 candidates that took the university as first choice, only 5,770.
Addressing the students, the VC charged the new students against relishing their freedom in wanton abandonment of cardinal purpose of being in the university, but to attend classes, undertake all assignments and study hard for examination.
Kembe, who is the fifth VC of the institution, stressed the institution’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice/misconduct, cultism, improper dressing, drug abuse, homo sexualism, lesbianism, alcoholism, prostitution, romantic engagements between students and staff, among others.
Kembe who cautiine the students against social vices on campus stated that appropriate disciplinary actions would be meted out to erring students.
He urged the students to always remain focused and dedicated to their academics by constantly patronizing the university’s ultra modern library and book shop, which according to him, were well stocked with current titles, insisting that the sale of handouts and books by lecturers directly to students was illegal and was prohibited.
He also urged the students to report to the appropriate authority on campus any compilation by anybody to be purchase by them.
Kembe, who identified inadequate lecture halls, lecture theatres, offices and hostel accommodation, among others as some of the major challenges confronting the institution, thanked the visitor to the university, State Governor, Samuel Ortom, for his immense investments and interest in the university as well as other well-meaning Nigerians, who he said, were contributing their quota to the growth and development of the university.